Ex-Obama Aide Forced into Chicago Runoff
Illinois, the nation’s fiscal basket case, has been full of political surprises lately. Yesterday, Chicago, the home of the political machine that nurtured Barack Obama’s career, saw Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into an April runoff against Councilman Jesus “…
‘If Gun Control Worked, Chicago Would Be Mayberry Right Now.’
No getting around it, a lot of bad news in today’s Morning Jolt — new explosions in Tripoli, Lebanon, today — but there’s at least one section that isn’t so grim:
‘If Gun Control Worked, Chicago Would Be Mayberry Right …
Early Voting Begins . . . in Chicago Today
Today is the first day of early voting in the primaries for the special House election in Illinois second congressional district.
A small army of Democrats is running for the seat; while the district scores a D+32 in the Cook …
Time for Republicans to Experiment in Getting Out the Vote
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
It’s Time for Republicans to Experiment in Getting Out the Vote
One of the recurring lines I’ve heard in my “where do Republicans/conservatives go from here&…
Obama: Abandoning His Old Ally and His Own Reforms in Chicago
Today’s Morning Jolt spotlights the morning’s bad news about an angry mob storming our embassy compound in Yemen, the hard questions being asked about remarkably thin security at our consulate in Benghazi, and then this update on Chicago:
Romney: Chicago Teachers Union ‘Turning Its Back’ on Kids
Well, the Chicago teachers’ strike just became an issue in the presidential race. Here’s the just-released statement from Mitt Romney:
I am& disappointed by the decision of the Chicago Teachers Union to turn its back on not only a …
Here’s What Your Postage Fees Are Buying in Chicago . . .
I know this will shock you, but an inspector general’s report out today finds that the U.S. Postal Service’s Chicago Network Distribution Center is wasting a lot of man-hours:
[The Inspector General] found the Chicago NDC’s parcel sorter …
What Can 955 Votes Get You? A GOP House Nomination!
So, how many votes does it take to win a Republican primary in a special House election in a district that includes a portion of Chicago and its southern suburbs when there’s a snowstorm?
Congratulations, Paul McKinley.
Obama to Discuss Guns in Chicago
This is a good thing:
President Barack Obama will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence as he focuses on his economic message from Tuesday’s State of the Union address, according to the White House.
The Last House Race of 2012 and the First One of 2013
The Morning Jolt returns from its holiday hiatus, with a look at two House races — one not quite resolved, another coming soon in 2013 . . .
So, What Fun Can We Have With Chicago’s Upcoming Special House Election?
Moe Lane …
Counting on Obama to Resolve the Chicago Teachers’ Strike?
The Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt features discussion of today’s 9/11 Anniversary, a note of caution about polling at this point, and then….
The Great Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012
One way or another, the nation will generate issues for …
Time to Put an End to the Chicago Way
Over at RedState, Soren Dayton warns Illinois voters to watch out for telltale signs of voter fraud — i.e., more votes cast than registered voters.